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CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Preseason: Canucks 1 Ducks 5

I missed last night's 5-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. That was probably a good thing:
The Vancouver Canucks had a defensive performance dreadful enough to make Luongo long for the good 'ol days in Florida in a 5-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks are 0-3 in the pre-season and looked seriously overmatched against the Ducks.

Anaheim led 2-0 after 51/2 minutes, outshot the Canucks 28-8 through 40 minutes and played as if they were in a league above the Canucks. They may be. But Vancouver, under new coach Alain Vigneault and with Luongo in goal, is never supposed to be out of games.

The Canucks are supposed to be nothing if not relentless. So Friday, for two periods, they were nothing.
Yikes. It almost makes me not regret watching The Last Kiss instead. (Well, that and seeing Rachel Bilson's, ummm, big scene.)

Next game is tomorrow night against the same Ducks. It will be the 'Nucks first home preseason game.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 8:48 AM

2 Comments:

At September 23, 2006 12:35 PM, Blogger adventurer said...

I know it's just pre-season, but Naslund and Morrison minus 2 each. Yikes! Guess they haven't learned from last year.

 
At September 25, 2006 5:34 PM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

To be fair, except for last night's game, they - and Mattias Ohlund - also played with a roster comprised of mostly AHL and ECHL players.

I'm sure they'll snap out of it soon enough.

 

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